Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride
Posted by LOTGK on December 11, 2007
While we were in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we decided to stop at this new attraction. From the outside, it looked impressive enough so we said “What the hell, let’s do it.” At the ticket counter, we received our first shock. Each ticket was $12.95 per person. This ride had to be something costing this much.
We loaded ourselves into the jungle boat and spied that the seats were wet and there was a roller coaster type hold bar inside the car. The boat slowly moved toward this big door and stopped. We waited several minutes apparently for the ride to reset itself.
The wooden door opened and steam came out and the sounds began. So far, adequate enough. The problem was, it was all down hill from there. The above picture is from the outside of the ride showing two dinosaurs in mortal combat with each other. Inside the ride, there was none of that. Only dark images, cheesy effects, and I believe the roof was leaking because we were getting wet but I do not think it was part of the ride.
The dinosaurs were absolutely plastic looking and were mounted on a pivot. The sound was deafening perhaps hoping that the rider would be distracted enough with the sound to not notice the terrible animations.
At the very end of the ride, which lasted approximately 5 minutes, we came to another wooden door and the boat stopped. A few seconds later, the boat began to rise and tilt backwards. We were hoping that maybe we would be propelled down a hill and maybe save the experience of the ride. But alas, the boat then settled back down in the water and the wooden door opened and the ride was over.
Over all, this ride was a complete rip-off. No way is it worth $12.95 per ticket. The Grassy Knoll Institute is sending a warning out to all travelers to Pigeon Forge to not waste your money on this cheap ass ride.
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